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2021 Nissan 370Z

2021 Nissan 370Z

Quick cars with sexy looks are always going to pull heads, and it’s often the team at Nissan who can produce the cars that everyone wants to experience.  The King of the Nürburgring Nissan GTR is a testament of the way Nissan can build track winners for everyday drives.  But that’s not the only one.  The 240Z, the Sylvia, the late 80s and early 90s Z cars were epic, so Nissan is a legend for building seriously quick cars.

Head on down to your local Nissan dealer, and in the showroom you’ll find the very special 2021 Nissan 370Z sports car, the last of the model run before the new 400Z pushes play in 2023.  The Nissan 370Z is a perfect Porsche 911-size coupe rival that goes like stink and handles sublimely.  The car is available as a two-seat coupe, and there is the sharpened-up NISMO coupe version as well.  The strikingly nice-looking 370Z Coupe has a beautifully sorted suspension that tracks perfectly and hunkers down through hard cornering.  It is an agile beast that boasts a venerable 245 kw of power and 363 Nm of torque.  Head for the NISMO version, and you’ll find that the outputs rise to 253 kW and 371 Nm.

The V6 engine is silky smooth and does a superb job of propelling the sports car swiftly and surely down the road.  This is a car that is happy leaving others behind at the inner city traffic light sprint or coasting about on the motorway as a brilliant GT car.  Nissan has done a perfect job of making the 370Z perfect for all occasions, being able to break out of the mould and become a sprinter, settle back down and mile munch, or head into town and go out on a special date with just the two of you.

At the curb, the latest Nissan 370Z sportscar looks gorgeous and has those smooth, racy lines that raise the eyebrows.  Its perfect 2-seater sports coupe proportions are balanced with elegant lines, and the low profile stance is made even more impressive with classy, large rims and fat rear haunches.  It’s a pretty car.

The NISMO version of the 370Z measures longer and wider than the standard 370Z, and it gets wider 19-inch alloys, so the good looks just get better.  NISMO versions also differentiate with darkened headlights, darker chrome on the door handles, and blacked out wing mirrors with a red horizontal stripe.

What’s it like to drive?

The short answer is that this is a true sports car that offers an exhilarating drive with raw, unadulterated power that’s always on tap.  The Nissan 370Z and 370Z NISMO are not trying to be a “Jack of all trades” nor a ‘practical sports car for the family’.  So, no, it’s not a car that can carry three adults in the back like an BMW M3 can.  It is, however, a scintillating drive for 2 people, delivering a swift driving experience that few other cars can match.  When that smooth 3.7-litre, naturally aspirated V6 stretches its legs, the experience is sublime.  It bellows away and sounds exquisite as the revs climb quickly and you get a thrill as you feel the acceleration in your back.  You’ll enjoy the way that the 370Z whizzes passed 100 km/h from a standstill in around five seconds.  The top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). The top speed without a limiter is listed as 171 mph (274 km/h), which has been reported by consumers who have bypassed the electronic inhibitor.

Sticking to the road like it’s on rails makes it a rewarding car to drive quickly.  The suspension still manages to iron out many of the road bumps, so it delivers a taut, but relatively compliant ride.  Obviously, the NISMO model has been sharpened further for track-orientated driving.

Having a seven-speed sport automatic and speed-matching manual mode allows for a sweet RWD driving experience.  So, whether you are pottering about town, hitting the track or covering along Inter State routes, this car always has fast cemented in its DNA and will light up the tarmac in an instant.   As a GT, the Nissan 370Z brings miles of smiles.  Steering feedback is excellent, and the car turns quickly with serious agility and capability.  Nissan engineers reckon that the 53 front and 47 rear weight distribution is better than a 50:50. This is in order for the front to dig in and grip better when cornering, then as you accelerate out of the corner the weight balance shifts to being more in line with 50:50.

2021 Nissan 370Z

Inside the Nissan 370Z’s cabin is a space that dates back to 2009, so its not exactly the freshest of auto interiors, but it is pleasant and orientated to the driver and his/her driving experience.  The Recaro seats are comfortable, and they do a great job at holding you in place when cornering hard.  They are covered in a combination of leather and Alcantara.  The black and red combo is a sweet looker, and it is also found in combination on the steering wheel.  When you adjust the steering wheel, the instrument panel moves with it, ensuring that the best seat position is backed up with a great visual on the dials that really matter.

A 7-inch infotainment screen, cruise control, a rear view camera and a blissful BOSE audio system are on offer, along with keyless entry, electric windows and mirrors.  There is also a nice powerful air-con system.

Snaffle up a well-priced Nissan 370Z while you can.  Here is a sports drive that is raw and engaging, and one to enjoy.  It’s the sports car that leaves the other everyday sports cars (sports cars that are too busy catering for every yuppie feature) in its dust.  Driving and automotive enthusiasts are going to love this one.

2021 Nissan 370Z

The 2021 Nissan 370Z models include the:

  • 370Z Coupe
  • 370Z Coupe NISMO

For any more information on a new Nissan 370Z or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Nissan dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!